Rumors swirl of MyTel’s Buddhist extremist links

Netizens are debating the veracity of a rumor suggesting that the recently launched telecoms operator MyTel has subtly endorsed the nationalist 969 Movement, an islamophobic group whose stated goals include preventing Muslim population growth in Myanmar. The rumor stems from MyTel’s offering of phone numbers that begin with the digits 0969, and some say that ...

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What Anthony Bourdain meant to Myanmar

What Anthony Bourdain meant to Myanmar

The sudden death of Anthony Bourdain last week left an especially deep pain in the hearts of the Myanmar-based fans of the beloved chef, author, and travel documentarian. Myanmar...

Facebook’s face-saving Myanmar tour becomes fake news fodder

Facebook’s face-saving Myanmar tour becomes fake news fodder

A series of actions taken by Facebook this week in an effort to repair its reputation in Myanmar have produced the opposite effect – a torrent of fake news. On Tuesday, Facebook...

Myanmar military newspaper apologizes for photo blunder, does not mention Kachin conflict

Myanmar military newspaper apologizes for photo blunder, does not mention Kachin conflict

Myanmar’s military-run daily newspaper Myawady has apologized for using a photo of fleeing refugees in Kachin State in an article about elephant tourism on Sunday. The photo,...

Facebook ‘bug’ asks if we’re safe from earthquake that hit Myanmar two years ago

Facebook ‘bug’ asks if we’re safe from earthquake that hit Myanmar two years ago

“Did you feel the earthquake?” people across Myanmar asked each other yesterday. Most people hadn’t felt anything, and those who did were wrong. There hadn’t been a...

Yangon ‘Spiderman’ scales burning building, saves woman’s life

Yangon ‘Spiderman’ scales burning building, saves woman’s life

Spiderman may not have survived the latest Marvel movie (though the jury is still out on that), but Yangon residents can rest easy knowing there is at least one brave individual...

Racist, sexist Myanmar lady casts Buddhist curse on Aung San Suu Kyi

Racist, sexist Myanmar lady casts Buddhist curse on Aung San Suu Kyi

A foul-mouthed 70-year-old Myanmar woman living in Japan uploaded a Facebook Live video last month in which casts a curse on State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, claiming it will...

Man calls out Myanmar officials charging fake fee to migrant workers coming home for Thingyan

Man calls out Myanmar officials charging fake fee to migrant workers coming home for Thingyan

Across the world, phone cameras are providing a way for ordinary people to document and expose abuses of power. In Myanmar, recognizing the power a widely shared video can have,...

Evidence of automation raises additional questions in Twitter ‘bot’ surge

Evidence of automation raises additional questions in Twitter ‘bot’ surge

After a week of intense scrutiny and speculation about the origins of faceless Twitter accounts that recently began following journalists in Southeast Asia by the hundreds, the...

Wife of whistleblowing cop begs Aung San Suu Kyi for help following eviction

Wife of whistleblowing cop begs Aung San Suu Kyi for help following eviction

The wife of a police officer who accused his superiors of orchestrating the entrapment of Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo has issued a plea to Myanmar’s leaders to...


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